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Articles Tagged Instruments

  • Friday, April 08, 2016
    jensen
    PSW Staff 04/08/16 09:35 AM,
    Jensen Transformers is now shipping four new ISO-MAX direct boxes for live stage, house of worship and multi-media applications, including the Concert-1 and Concert-2 for instruments and the Media-1 and Media-2 for laptops and other consumer audio sources. Concert-1 is a single-channel direct box with standard 1/4-inch input and throughput. Inside, a Jensen JT-DB-EPC transformer performs the balancing and lowers the impedance to ensure optimal signal transfer from the instrument to the PA’s mic input. A 1/8-inch (3.5mm) TRS connector… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, April 07, 2016
    in-ear monitoring
    Mike Sokol 04/07/16 03:48 PM,
    Recently an attendee of one of my workshops e-mailed about problems he’s having in providing a bass guitar mix over a personal monitoring system utilized by a 4-piece band, all of whom wear in-ear monitors. The system has one transmitter feeding four receivers, receiving a simple split-track mix with all vocals on one channel and all instruments on the second channel. (Note that the bassist is plugging directly into the snake via an active DI box without any amplifier or… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMeasurementMonitoringProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, April 06, 2016
    microphones
    Joe Shambro 04/06/16 04:29 PM,
    In the world of live sound, certain topics are guaranteed to draw fellow engineers into a multi-hour discussion that ends in no agreement and a hefty bar tab. Drum miking is at (or near) the top of the list. Further, every situation is different. Sometimes it’s best to just go with a pair of overheads and a kick mic, while at the other end of the spectrum, sometimes the situation calls for individual spot mics for all 48 inputs on… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertMicrophoneMixerProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

  • universal audio
    Mike Barnes 04/06/16 09:33 AM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   Some speculate that “Dr. Robert” by The Beatles, recorded on April 17, 1966, is a reference to the inventor of the music filter and synthesizer Robert (Bob) Moog (pronounced like “rogue,” not “fugue”). Alas, although such a tribute would be well deserved (Bob Moog studied for his Ph.D. at Cornell University in ’65), the song more likely refers either to Dr. Robert Freymann, who apparently supplied the band with amphetamine cures for a variety of… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigitalProcessorSignalSoftwareSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Friday, March 11, 2016
    recording
    Bruce A. Miller 03/11/16 06:55 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   The drums must provide the rhythmic foundation and centered and strong. The vocal has to be loud. The bass has to thump. The guitars have to wail. Or do they? Too often people mix on autopilot, processing each instrument into typical roles…without really considering what they are doing. If you ‘ve tried to understand the feeling of the song you’re mixing, you may realize that the instruments before you would best support that… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesDigitalEngineerMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016
    image
    Jon Tidey 02/23/16 06:24 AM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   What Is Damping? Damping (or dampening if that’s how you roll) is controlling the decay and overtones of a drum. Damping the drum is NOT a way to deal with a poorly tuned drum. Knowing how to effectively control the sound of the drums through damping is essential for every drummer, producer and recording engineer. Here I’ll cover some inexpensive products, some do-it-yourself options, and then some kick drum specific methods.… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSignalStudio

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    recording
    Ward Lionel Kremer 02/10/16 10:31 AM,
    Here’s a simple, common-sense method to record a great-sounding drum kit on only four tracks. I’ve always been a follower of the less-is-more philosophy, and this kit technique goes all the way back to my analog 4-/8-/12-track days when track economy was a must. There have, of course, been volumes dedicated to recording “trap kits,” from only two microphones to two mics on each drum! I think the concept of a drum kit as a group of separate instruments is… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationMicrophoneMixerProcessorStudio

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016
    audio-technica
    PSW Staff 01/26/16 03:50 PM,
    Audio-Technica has unveiled the new Artist Elite AE2300 dynamic cardioid instrument microphone, incorporating the company’s proprietary double-dome diaphragm construction to enhance high-frequency and transient response. With rugged, brass metal construction and low-profile design (able to be placed unobtrusively in a variety of applications) and the ability to handle high SPLs, the AE2300 is versatile, able to capture sound from guitar amps, brass and woodwinds, drums and percussion instruments with clarity and precision. The double-dome diaphragm construction allows the AE2300 to… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

  • audio-technica
    PSW Staff 01/26/16 06:41 AM,
    Audio-Technica has introduced the ATM230 hypercardioid dynamic instrument microphone, designed for miking toms, snare and other percussion instruments. Joining the Artist Series line, the mic’s proprietary capsule is designed to excel in high SPL applications, delivering full, well-rounded audio with an exceptional low-end. The hypercardioid polar pattern reduces pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of desired sound source – directionality that is aided by the mic’s low-profile design, which allows it to be placed in a… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Monday, January 18, 2016
    drum miking
    Daniel Keller 01/18/16 05:04 PM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   Ask 10 recording engineers about recording drums and you’re likely to get more than 20 opinions. Few instruments combine subtle nuance and brute force the way a good drummer can, and capturing that sound has been the subject of hundreds of articles and thousands of conversations. So many different aspects affect the sound of a drum mix, starting with the player. Different skins, different shells, the type of sticks, the kick-drum beater all influence the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneMixerProcessorSignalStudio



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